MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia high school athletes posted a pair of impressive finishes Friday in the Penn Relays at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field.
Oregon signee and University High School senior Josh Edwards claimed the championship in the 3,000 meter run. He crossed the line first in a time of 8 minutes, 20.31 seconds. His winning time was over five seconds better than next next competitor.
BIG TIME NEWS!!!!!!
Josh Edwards just won the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays with a time of 8:20!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/fSDszxKZgz
— The U Athletic Dept (@U_Athletics) April 29, 2022
Also on Friday afternoon, the Morgantown girls 4×800 meter relay team finished fifth in the event final. The team of Lea Hatcher, Amelia Summers, Jennifer O’Palko, Irene Riggs posted a West Virginia record time of 9 minutes, 18.17 seconds.
Morgantown girls 4×800 finish fifth in the championship of America at #PennRelays Setting a new All-time state best of 9:18.17! @MetroNewsPrep @12SportsZone @WDTVSports @dompostsports @MohiganAthletic
— Morgantown HS XC (@MohiganXC) April 29, 2022
The Penn Relays is one of the nation’s most historic amateur track and field meets.